Why you should apply for a Sport Scholarship at Swansea University

If you're looking to combine university study with high performance sport, our Swansea University Sport Scholarships offer a comprehensive support package to help you achieve both your academic and your sporting goals.

Here at Swansea, our experienced team understands the pressures of balancing degree study and the demands of training for elite-level sport. 

A Pathway to Dual Career Success

As the first Welsh university to be accredited by TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme), we are proud to be at the forefront of dual career development.

We have two dedicated athlete support officers working one-to-one with our athletes, as high performance mentors, providing guidance and empowering them to balance priorities and manage their many commitments, day to day and across the year.

From the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, to World Cups and Championships, we support our students to compete at the highest sporting levels, working closely with them to ensure neither sport nor academic study is neglected.

A Person-Centred Approach

Through the Swansea University Sport Scholarship programme, we assist our sport scholars in all areas of their academic and sporting life, working closely with Faculty teams to ensure academic flexibility for learning and assessments, so they can continue to compete at the highest level whilst continuing with their studies.

We pride ourselves on being person-centered; providing holistic athlete development support through our multidisciplinary team, comprising sports coaches, strength and conditioning experts, nutritionists, physiotherapists, sports psychologists and performance lifestyle advisors. 

Skills for Life

We also run a series of workshops across the year, covering a broad range of topics, from CV and cover letter writing, to anti-doping and women’s health; with experts in their fields delivering engaging and practical master classes, upskilling our student athletes to thrive and succeed.

A Comprehensive Package of Athlete Support

Scholar athletes receive free access to our sporting facilities, gyms and pool, as well as free parking on campus, and personalised support through our multidisciplinary team.

Financial support is also available for some of our scholarships, as well as access to a confidential helpline and live chat tool, providing 24/7 mental health support, 365 days of the year.

Below you'll find more detailed information about our scholarships, including how to apply; and you'll get the chance to 'meet' some of our incredible sporting scholars.

Take a look at our Swansea University Sport Scholarships: